From figuring out your size to contending with all manner of changing room horror (bad lighting, trick mirrors, etc.), buying jeans can be a hellish task. But nothing beats the feeling of finding The One—or ones—that make you feel fresh to death (and your butt look bangin‘), so we enlisted the help of our Localist correspondents to create the essential cool girls’ guide to the best places to buy jeans in Canada. Now all that’s left to do is shop!
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Ottawa: NRML Femme
Where: 184 Rideau St., nrml.ca
Atmosphere: An urban three-storey streetwear shop with an ultra-modern dark interior, chic chandelier lighting and tables chock-full of designer denim.
Brands: Levi’s, J Brand, Cheap Monday, One Teaspoon and Paige Denim
Fave piece for fall: One Teaspoon’s Dirty Ford Awesome Baggies ($140)—a distressed pair of medium-wash boyfriend jeans. Layer them overtop black fishnets for added warmth during the cooler weather.
Average price for a pair: Around $100-$250
Services: The laid-back vibe and knowledgeable staff make for a positive shopping experience, or shop online and have your jeans come right to your doorstep.
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